Best Shadow Sharpedo counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Sharpedo counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Grass27.5%
          • Fighting25.5%
          • Electric24.0%
          • Bug10.5%
          • Fairy7.0%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *96.112196.13144.0s180.8
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 80.352606.29150.3s162.3
          3Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 86.971760.28249.6s159.6
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 86.771734.59249.8s158.8
          5TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *85.521820.01150.0s158.5
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 76.832473.86152.7s155.0
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 85.011652.43251.1s154.7
          8Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 87.811421.48251.1s154.0
          9XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 87.111460.36251.2s153.8
          10Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 84.841556.24251.7s152.6
          11Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 88.561295.75251.8s152.1
          12ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *76.422262.82153.5s151.5
          13Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 83.891516.50252.4s150.4
          14Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 82.901537.47252.8s149.4
          15Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *73.872333.08154.9s148.4
          16Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *85.281330.43253.0s148.4
          17Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 81.411568.80253.4s147.9
          18Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 77.881828.93154.1s147.3
          19Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 80.611579.92253.8s147.0
          20Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *84.371262.69254.1s145.6
          21LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 79.161530.66254.9s143.9
          22ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 69.982434.26157.4s143.4
          23PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 88.60964.87355.6s143.3
          24Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 83.111223.33255.1s142.9
          25Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *76.221604.86256.2s141.0
          26Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 75.331626.52256.6s140.1
          27Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 78.131396.36256.4s139.8
          28Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *76.501497.57256.7s139.4
          29Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 70.162026.48158.4s138.4
          30Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 74.431606.16257.3s138.4
          31ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 72.511760.76257.8s138.1
          32Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 79.291166.55357.7s136.4
          33Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 71.911636.69258.9s135.1
          34Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 77.381210.00258.4s134.7
          35Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 76.021176.44359.6s132.1
          36RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 69.761615.07260.5s131.6
          37Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 80.62903.65360.6s131.2
          38Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 71.171402.21260.9s129.9
          39MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 69.661522.50261.1s129.8
          40Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 75.011138.73360.6s129.8
          41RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 70.481436.64261.1s129.5
          42Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 66.321811.71162.2s129.4
          43Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 70.621410.83261.2s129.2
          44ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 72.551265.59261.0s129.2
          45Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 78.77914.77361.4s129.1
          46VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 72.571233.02261.3s128.5
          47Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 77.08961.28361.7s128.2
          48Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 73.371149.45361.6s127.8
          49Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 75.111048.57361.7s127.8
          50ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 68.051503.62262.5s127.1
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          Shadow Sharpedo type chart

          When fighting Shadow Sharpedo, keep in mind the following that Water and Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Fire, Ghost, Ice, Steel, Water, and Psychic type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Sharpedo in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Sharpedo down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Shadow Sharpedo counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Mega Gardevoir, and Kartana. The table also includes Terrakion, Keldeo (Ordinary), Shadow Raikou, and Mega Blaziken, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Sharpedo are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.